Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Rendition,? I remember Jack Straw denying all knowledge!
Yes I remember it well, the day when Jack Straw - (erstwhile head of the Orwellian sounding Ministry of Justice) shook his head slowly and denied all knowledge of the horrible practice of rendition and torture. Lord Goldsmith denied all knowledge, and David Milliband actually stood up in the house and said he knew nothing. Today we hear that the British government are to give millions of £s to the 14 British residents/citizens as compensation (I presume) for a case the accused men would almost certainly win. If the case were to proceed M15 and M16 would be obliged to submit embarrassing documents, they wouldn't want to do that - 'for security reasons.' Now there is talk of an inquiry. Don't hold your breath, inquiries are good for pretending that the truth will out, they're used as a way of keeping the general public at bay, and they generally end up as an expensive whitewash. Another costly British fiasco. Britain is not a whited sepulcher, although she likes to think she is.